Smiles from ear to ear!

Mission accomplished!

A HUGE thank-you to Father Lacombe Catholic School and their Leadership Students who helped us scoop up more than 150 ice cream sandwiches, all to help support students and families in need in the school community.

In September we kicked off our new Ice Cream Sandwich Program. $1 from every one of these treats sold in the restaurant is donated to a local school. We have decided to kick back the entire $4 purchase price for the kid’s pop-up sale back to the school.

(Final numbers aren’t quite in yet, but we should be delivering a cheque soon for $600).

School Principal Maria Wagner says the money will be used for their Student Support Fund. The school dips into that fund for various needs; providing snacks in the classroom for kids who haven’t had breakfast before arriving to school, for students who want to play sports or be involved in other extracurricular activities that may not be able to because of financial reasons, it’s also been utilized to provide gift cards to school families in need.

We cannot say enough about the Leadership students at the school who chipped in to help with this pop-up sale. These grades 4-6 students organize events at the school; everything from fundraisers to social justice projects. They are gearing up for a “Scare Away Hunger” campaign on Halloween to collect items for the food bank while they are trick-or-treating, and they also have a “Coats for Christ” program in the works where they will be collecting coats for the homeless and needy.

We have some AMAZING kids in our community!

In December we’ll be on the road again scooping at another school, stay tuned!

 

For more information contact:
Kim Kay
Community Relations
Cilantro and Chive
403.597.2127
kim@cilantroandchive.ca

 

Maria Wagner
Principal
Father Lacombe Catholic School
403.782.2613
maria.wagner@starcatholic.ab.ca

Because of YOU!

Our October Burger of the Month – with Peter Michaels

🔥BEHOLD🔥 our next Burger of the Month for October!

“The White Buffalo” 🐃🍔

MSW Farms bison patty | pork belly bacon | smoked white cheddar | Snake Lake Brewing Co. varsity hall bbq sauce | Blindman Brewing triphammer drunken onions | tomato | mixed greens and chipotle aioli with sliced jalapeño garnish on a pretzel bun!
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Created in collaboration with our local guest Chef Peter Michaels! 🎶🤘

$2 from every burger sold going directly towards Peter’s charity of choice – the Alzheimer Society Alberta and Northwest Territories
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It’s going to be one TASTY month, helping give back to another incredible cause close to our hearts!
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This. Never. Gets. Old.

We’re better together and that most definitely was the case with August’s Burger of the Month the “BREW-BQ BURGER”, taking our collaborations a big step up!

Our local guest chef was Matt Hamill of Red Shed Malting. He helped create this meaty collab burger using Paddy’s Barbecue Brewery smoked pastrami from Calgary, an Alberta beef patty, swiss cheese, house-made ketchup, drunken onions with Blindman Brewing porter and a pickle spear on a pretzel bun!! $2 from every burger sold went directly to his charity of choice, the Red Deer Hospice Society. Thanks to great guest support, we were able to turn over a cheque for $1566!

The hospice is a residential end-of-life care facility in Red Deer dedicated to caring for the terminally ill and improving quality of life in a community based, home like setting. The funds from this Burger of the Month will support their current expansion campaign, which will ultimately allow 100 additional residents and their families’ access to palliative end-of-life care at the hospice each year. Grand opening celebrations are coming up in October and fundraising efforts continue for this $5.2 million-dollar expansion.

Matt was exposed to the Hospice, the work they do and the impact they make on families through his Mom, who is a volunteer. He understands the need for this expansion and the challenges of fundraising for a cause that is tied to a period of life that most of us avoid thinking about. Matt was thrilled for this opportunity and others to give back to the Hospice.

We’re blessed with the BEST guests who get behind our Burger of the Month program month after month, allowing us the opportunity to give back over $50,000 to local charities over the past 31 months! THANK-YOU!

September’s Burger of the Month is the “Eat your Feelings”!

Our local guest chef Dr. Jody Carrington provided the inspiration for this poutine burger. It’s an Alberta beef patty, cheese curds, Scholing’s fries, house-made gravy, candy bacon, onion rings, chipotle BBQ sauce, and leaf lettuce on a pretzel bun with a pickle spear! $2 from every burger sold will go directly to her charity of choice, Avery’s Legacy, which supports newly bereaved parents.

 

For more information contact:
Kim Kay
Owner / Community Relations
403.597.2127
kim@cilantroandchive.ca

Rieley Kay
Owner
403.782.2882
rieley@cilantroandchive.ca

Jason Burns
General Manager
403.782.2882
jason@cilantroandchive.ca

Matt Hamill
Red Shed Malting
403.506.3399
matt.hamill@rbc.com

Erin Forbes
Red Deer Hospice Marketing Fund Development Lead
403.309.4344
funddev@reddeerhospice.com

It’s time to “Eat Your Feelings”!

Have you heard the news?

Our Burger of the Month for September is called “EAT YOUR FEELINGS”

Created in collaboration with local Guest Chef Dr. Jody Carrington!

This Poutine inspired Burger has an Alberta Beef Patty, Cheese Curds, Scholing’s Fries, House-made Gravy, Candy Bacon, Onion Rings, Chipotle BBQ Sauce and Leaf Lettuce on a Pretzel Bun with a Pickle Spear!
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$2 from every Burger sold goes directly to Dr. Carrington’s charity of choice – Avery’s Legacy. Which supports newly bereaved parents.

We are so excited to help such another important local charity organization with our Burger of the Month program.

And trust us…. this one needs extra napkins!
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Honored. Humbled. JACKED!

For the third year in a row we’ve picked up some hardware from Culinaire Magazine’s Alberta’s 2019 Finest Drinks List awards. This time around a Diamond Award for Best Alberta Content and a Gold Award for Best Beer List!


Alberta has a ROCK’N craft beer and distillery scene so why not promote what’s available here at home. From the beginning, we’ve been all about supporting local, using local food and beverage suppliers, supporting other local businesses and giving back to the community that generously supports us. Those in the craft scene are crushing it, making amazing beer and spirits for us to serve, so they truly deserve the credit.


Our “winning list” is simply our everyday drink menu. Over 150 craft beers, our Alberta focused spirit selection and seasonal selections. It is nothing more than what we do every day https://cilantroandchive.ca/drinks/

 

In 2018 Cilantro and Chive was recognized with the Diamond Award for Best Alberta Content and the Gold Award for Best Beer List and in 2017 the Diamond Award for Best Alberta Content.

Terry Andryo was on the selection committee in 2017 and actively engaged in Alberta agriculture and the craft beer scene. His point of view is from the farmers’ side of the table, engaged in Agricultural Marketing with ATB Financial:
“I’m guilty of it; I eat, drink and embrace local. In my travels, I venture a lot, and I often go out of my way to experience the best of what’s local and fresh regionally, but I’ve never experienced a selection in both depth and breadth that I’ve encountered at Cilantro and Chive in Lacombe. Not only do they support the immediate geography of offerings, but also their list of Albertan
made Craft Beers and Spirits is unparalleled. Their core offering of local beverages is considerably large; add to that seasonal taps and special casks that rotate periodically, creating a cornucopia to select from. You’ve raised the local bar quite substantially Cilantro and Chive, well played.”

The winning lists from the 2019 Alberta’s Finest Drinks Lists awards are featured in the September issue of Culinaire. We’re among some great company, the cream of the crop from major markets like Edmonton and Calgary.

We can’t wait to see the local products we can showcase and how much FUN we can have with our 2020 drink menus!

Thank-you Culinaire Magazine!
For more information contact:

Kim Kay
Owner / Community Relations
403-597-2127

Rieley Kay
Owner
403-782-2882
rieley@cilantroandchive.ca

Jason Burns
General Manager
403-782-2882
jason@cilantroandchive.ca

Linda Garson
Editor-In-Chief
Culinaire Magazine
403-870-9802
linda@culinairemagazine.ca

“We most definitely have something to Taco’bout!”

July’s Burger of the Month “The Taco Burger” was a HUGE hit, with guest support helping us turn over $1,740 to Aspire Special Needs Resource Centre!


Our guest chef for July was local hairstylist Jenna Bell, who helped create this summer dream burger; an Alberta beef patty, complete with shredded cheddar, nacho chips, pico de gallo, avocado crema, shredded lettuce and chipotle aioli on a brioche bun! $2 from every burger sold went directly to her charity of choice, Aspire Special Needs Resource Centre.

The Centre supports families and the local community to help children with special needs reach their full potential. The cause is near and dear to Jenna’s heart and she believes in the dedication and positive influence Aspire provides, and the big impact they have in each child’s life. Aspire will use these dollars to directly support families needing their services here in central Alberta.

We’re blessed with the BEST guests who get behind this program month after
month, allowing us the opportunity to give back over $50,000 to local charities
over the past 30 months! THANK-YOU!

August’s Burger of the Month is the “BREW-BQ BURGER”!

Local guest chef Matt Hamill of Red Shed Malting provided the inspiration for this Alberta beef burger, complete with Paddy’s Brewbecue smoked pastrami, swiss cheese, housemade
ketchup, drunken onions with Blindman Brewing porter, pickle spear on a pretzel bun! $2 from every burger sold supports his charity of choice, the Red Deer Hospice Society.

 

For more information contact:
Kim Kay
Owner / Community Relations
403.597.2127
kim@cilantroandchive.ca

Rieley Kay
Owner
403.782.2882
rieley@cilantroandchive.ca

Jason Burns
General Manager
403.782.2882
jason@cilantroandchive.ca

Jenna Bell
Copper Lane Hair Studio
403.782.3038

Michelle Sluchinski
Aspire Special Needs Resource Centre
403.340.2606
msluchinski@aspirespecialneeds.ca
https://aspirespecialneeds.ca/

“These results are off the hook!” – June’s Burger of the Month : The Big Catch

HECK YEAH!

This Never. Gets. Old.

June’s Burger of the Month “The Big Catch” helped us give $1,162 to the Smiles Thru Lindsey Foundation!

The burger was co-created with local guest chef Brad Pallister, from Len Thompson Fishing Lures in Lacombe. In June, Len Thompson celebrated 90 years in a big way, with the unveiling of the World’s Largest (Unofficial) Fishing Lure painted with Len Thompson’s most popular pattern, the “Five of Diamonds”TM. With that fishing theme in mind, Brad went with a salmon summer burger, topped with pineapple salsa, and pepper bacon!

$2 from every burger sold supported his charity of choice, the Smiles Thru Lindsey Foundation. Brad and his family are close to Lindsey’s family the More’s, and he was eager to help raise more awareness of the Foundation and her legacy which supports mental health initiatives in local schools. We really do have the best guests hands down!

Thanks to their support of our Burger of the Month program, we’ve been able to give over $50,000 to local charities over the past 29 months! July’s Burger of the Month is the “Taco Burger”, an Alberta beef patty, shredded cheddar, nacho chips, pico de gallo, avocado crema, shredded lettuce and chipotle aioli on a brioche bun! It was created in collaboration with local guest chef Jenna Bell with $2 from every burger sold supporting her charity of choice, the Aspire Special Needs Resource Centre

 

For more information on our Burger of the Month Program, please contact :

Kim Kay  :  Owner / Community Relations 403-597-2127

Rieley Kay  :  Owner 403-782-2882

Jason Burns  :  General Manager 403-782-2882

 

 

Our BIGGEST Cheque to Date

All because of YOU! The MOST Burgers we’ve EVER sold! ❤️🍔

 

Today, with our Guest Chef of May, Reaghan Smith, we handed over a cheque to The Ronald McDonald House of Central Alberta for 💵$2678!!!

 

Thank YOU for being so AWESOME and allowing us to do EPIC things like this! That puts us over $40,000 since we started this journey 27 months ago!

 

And to think… it all started with a little book, a little imagination and one EPIC teacher who dared to dream! . . .

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Burger of the Month for June – “The Big Catch”

27 months… that’s how long we’ve been running our Burger of the Month program, and it absolutely BLOWS us away each and every time!  Over $50,000 in money raised to local charity initiatives to date, and in so many ways we feel like we’re just getting started.

We were lucky to be able to meet Brad Pallister, from Len Thompson Fishing Lures – who was heavily involved with the new “World’s Largest Fishing Lure” right here in Lacombe!  Him and his family are incredible people, and amazing supporters of our community.  So of course the Burger of the Month leaned towards seafood of some kind – and Salmon seemed like best option for a Summer Burger!

When it came to a local charity, Brad thought of a few different charities that meant a lot to him, but the Smiles Thru Lindsey Foundation really struck a chord with him.  He and his family are very close with the More family, and thought it would be an incredible charity to give $2 from every Burger to – and help raise even more awareness to Lindsey’s legacy.

We had actually just worked with the More family last month for a Charity event, “Calder Takes Over” and our good friend Calder Sutton from Siding 14 Brewing got us more involved with the Smiles Thru Lindsey Foundation, and we couldn’t be more thankful.  To be now connected to more amazing Central Alberta Families, and help bring more money and awareness to Mental Health Initiatives.

Especially in our industry, we love to be able to raise awareness for Mental Health.  Having balance in life is something that we coach a lot with our own team, and remind them that if they need anything at all they have our personal cell numbers, and a team of over 50+ that has their back.

Just one HECK of a feel-good month!

We can’t wait for all of you to try “The Big Catch” and be able to hand that big cheque over to the More family with Brad, on behalf of all of YOU who continue to make our Burger of the Month program a reality.  For the last 27 months, and well into the future!

 

 

Jason Burns

General Manager

Cilantro and Chive